Artak Hambarian

Artak Hambarian

Lives in Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
Works as a Professor
Joined on Jan 3, 2009
About me:

Architecture, Energy, Environment, Beauty

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On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2976 comments in total)

At least this is a perfect studio strobe camera!

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 04:01 UTC as 148th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy article (60 comments in total)

Laconic composition and balance are that making these pictures interesting and extraordinary.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 21:27 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On GoPro announces Kolor acquisition article (46 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: Looks like SDTV on my monitor!
Is it supposed to be HD, 4K?

If you click on the Youtube icon on the right bottom corner, it takes you there, where the 4k version is available too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 21:38 UTC
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (234 comments in total)
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nunatak: in comparison, $33,500 makes the Nikon Reflex-Nikkor C 1000mm f11 Mirror Lens on a Nikon V1~3 look like a 2700mm (35mm equiv.) bargain. :)

At a moment let's leave alone calculation mistakes. Don't you think that when you mention a different f stop you need to mention from which aspect? Many people may be deluded that this affects the exposure as well. Even your referenced text does not mention this clear enough (the first sentence in the box). You need to stress that the f stop stays the same for exposure, or for light gathering ability. There is no equivalency for the main meaning of the f stop.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 09:02 UTC
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (234 comments in total)
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nunatak: in comparison, $33,500 makes the Nikon Reflex-Nikkor C 1000mm f11 Mirror Lens on a Nikon V1~3 look like a 2700mm (35mm equiv.) bargain. :)

Kaktus, your play with f numbers is not correct, unless you are talking DOF only or just kitting.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (234 comments in total)
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D1N0: And it only shoots at infinity?

Pity: I though it could be a decent macro lens...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 21:43 UTC
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ZeneticX: i love tripods with twist lock legs

I have a feeling that most people think flip locks are faster, and that is where they start. Later they move to twist locks, since you can open/close all sections together with one hand as advertised for this tripod. If the flips were convenient to operate with one hand, there would not be any need in twist locks. Similarly i do not see any good in flip locks - they are inconvenient for me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 19:32 UTC
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rugosa: I hike and climb in the Adirondacks and use an older Manfrotto Carbon One 440 and just weighed it at 3.9lb so for an aluminum tripod this looks pretty good for the price. Still prefer carbon for the feel of it, more so in very cold weather.

In addition to lighter weight carbon is also extremely resistant to all kinds of hard bumps, especially in mountains. With a strong bump aluminum tripod may not retract. CF is much, much stronger and elastic in contast to aluminum.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 19:11 UTC
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Brucies Heroes: I like the video but it`s nothing exceptional. The music doesn`t fit the sceneries imo. There are quite a few sceneries that would benefit from a better sensor.

Yes, that seem to be the problem: the lack of dynamic definition is compensated by exploded colors...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 20:27 UTC

At the risk of acting as a party pooper, as well as overall liking very much the pictures and the nature captured, let me criticize a bit the time lapse movie and a few pictures: colors seem to me a bit too saturated, to the level of being not natural...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 16:05 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Manfrotto unveils Digital Director for iPad Air article (46 comments in total)
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falconeyes: LV over USB is limited to VGA 640x480 with most cameras.

An app / hardware adapter / field monitor to display the camera's HDMI output should be more meaningful. There is a serious lack of 1920p HD field monitors and a total lack of external HDMI EVFs for the hot shoe :(

Agree 100%.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 20:51 UTC
On Manfrotto unveils Digital Director for iPad Air article (46 comments in total)

To be optimally compatible, monitors should be created in cooperation with camera manufacturers. It seems this is the first attempt by Manfrotto. 10x overpriced.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 21:14 UTC as 13th comment
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Artak Hambarian: IMHO ballheads are inferior to orthogonal heads, i.e. Pan and tilt or gimbal heads, especially in combination with leveling bases. The same Acratech has the so called Long Lens Head and the Panoramic Head. I use my Induro BHL3 all the time in combination with Wimberley Sidekick, all seated on FLM levelling base on a Manfrotto 055 PRO CF legs. Mark: any plans to compare orthogonal heads?

Well, I especially value the gimbal operation, with any, even wideangle lens: when you achieve a balance you get an exceptional freedom for composing, when your horison level is guaranteed by the leveling base, and you do not need to loosen and tighten the knobs all the time to recompose - camera stays in any direction with light movement of your hand. Naturally, to achieve a balance - you will need an AS rail and an L bracket on your camera if you are not using a full gimbal. With the BHL3 + Sidecick combo I do not remember a situation when I would like to take away the Sidecick to use just the ballhead. Certainly I realise that it depends on one's customs too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 05:54 UTC

IMHO ballheads are inferior to orthogonal heads, i.e. Pan and tilt or gimbal heads, especially in combination with leveling bases. The same Acratech has the so called Long Lens Head and the Panoramic Head. I use my Induro BHL3 all the time in combination with Wimberley Sidekick, all seated on FLM levelling base on a Manfrotto 055 PRO CF legs. Mark: any plans to compare orthogonal heads?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 03:16 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On Video: DPReview panel at CreativeLive's Gear Day 2015 article (28 comments in total)

What's comming next? Sessions on: support gear - tripods, heads; software; bags; panoramic and time lapse? Is there also a roadmap here?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 05:39 UTC as 7th comment
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (102 comments in total)
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DuxX: Don't understand some folks here. Some people always need to complain. App works really nice. It's ultra fast (folder with 412 NEF's opens for less than 3 sec), nicely organized, looks very cool, very nice options for filtering and it's free.

Windows 8.1 x64, Intel i5, 8GB RAM, Radeon HD7850, SATA HDD

Good job Nikon !!

... my system is Win 8.1 64 bit.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 22:55 UTC
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (102 comments in total)
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DuxX: Don't understand some folks here. Some people always need to complain. App works really nice. It's ultra fast (folder with 412 NEF's opens for less than 3 sec), nicely organized, looks very cool, very nice options for filtering and it's free.

Windows 8.1 x64, Intel i5, 8GB RAM, Radeon HD7850, SATA HDD

Good job Nikon !!

Works very good with my core two quad, 4gb from 2008 superbly. I also have and love the latest ACDSee Ultimate 8 and PS CS6.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 22:53 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)
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Artak Hambarian: Beautiful! Finally colors are coming! Away from the Grayness of the Black! And looks just as solid!

Finally - since this design is not just for a popping color like red or bright yellow, but rather tone balanced and right for working mood. And still away from boring black.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 20:26 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)

Beautiful! Finally colors are coming! Away from the Grayness of the Black! And looks just as solid!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 21:23 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens article (137 comments in total)

Instead of buying a 21mm (or equivalent in dx) I would prefer having this camera in my bag. No lens changing in many situations. However a brighter lens ir even a very limited zoom range would make this camera more desirable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:19 UTC as 11th comment
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